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Get Lit! Kick off the Holiday Lights with Riverwalk Trust!

Get Lit

Come and help Jack Seiler flip the switch and light up Riverwalk for the holidays! Food trucks, drinks, children’s events and lot of other surprises…Santa ill make a special arrival!

Light Up Lauderdale, presented by the Riverwalk Trust in association with the City of Fort Lauderdale, is one of the most unique holiday celebrations with its promenade of light displays along the Riverwalk Park and rich menu of activities throughout downtown. Highlighting the city’s one-of-a-kind tropical backdrop, the annual program kicks off in November and is scheduled to run through the end of January 2011.

Food Trucks: B.C. Tacos Bite Gastrotruck Dog Eat Dog Latin Burger & Taco Wholly Shrimp ☆Thank you Riverwalk Trust for Lighting the Park since 2007!

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Posted in Fort Lauderdale and Riverwalk Trust by on November 11th, 2011 at 6:22 pm.

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PL8 Kitchen & Kona Brewing Company Beer Dinner $35

Join us at PL8 Kitchen for the first Beer Dinner with Kona Brewing Company only $35 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

PL8 Beer Dinner

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Posted in Events and Fort Lauderdale by on September 9th, 2011 at 12:44 pm.

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‘Tis the Season…Winterfest Events you will not want to miss!

IN 2010 Winterfest will be the Kick-Off of Fort Lauderdale’s Centennial Celebration. While Winterfest is best known for its one of a kind Boat Parade,  over the past 39 years the festival has expanded to  include a full complement of events. Festivities include the Golf Tournament, the dazzling Winterfest Black Tie Ball, the Shoreline Decorating Extravaganza, an exciting VIP Reception, Family Fun Days, and culminate with the fabulous Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade. Winterfest is a multi-cultural event, which encourages and promotes diversity and is proud to have representation from a variety of races and religions. For more information visit http://www.winterfestparade.com/

The Winterfest Team:
Lisa Scott-Founds, President/CEO
Kathleen Keleher, Marketing and Parade Director
Dawn Read, Event Director

NOVEMBER 5th | Gray Robinson, P.A. Winterfest White Party presented by City&Shore Magazine. Hosted by Harbor Beach Marriott

NOVEMBER 19th | Ed Morse Bayview Cadillac Winterfest Golf & Tennis Classic presented by Ruden McClosky in association with the Miami Dolphins and Florida Panthers. Hosted by Coral Ridge Country Club. Awards Luncheon/Cocktail Reception

| Winterfest Family Day
· FREE EVENT on the Riverside Hotel Lawn on Historic Las Olas Blvd

DECEMBER 4th | Chambord Vodka Winterfest Black Tie Ball featuring JM Lexus Welcome Reception and Fidelity Investments Silent Auction Hosted by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino / Hard Rock LIVE

DECEMBER 6th | Captain’s Meeting Hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

DECEMBER 7th | Shoreline Decorating Extravaganza presented by Universal Property & Casualty Insurance, Co. Pre/Post Cocktail Events at Coral Ridge Yacht Club

DECEMBER 10th | Grand Marshal Reception | Invitation Only

DECEMBER 11th | Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade


October 16 – Glam-A-THON – Divas don’t hike … they STRUT!
November-January 2011 Riverwalk Trust’s Light Up Lauderdale -a holiday promenade of lights @Riverwalk Park
November 18-21 – Fort Lauderdale Billfish Tournament
November 24 – December 5 – Broward County Fair
November 30 – Christmas on Las Olas
December 5 – Toys in the Sun Run
February 12, 2011 –Duck Fest Derby– on the New River to benefit Kids in Distress

Share your “How To Decorate” behind the scenes videos

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Posted in Events and Winterfest Boat Parade by on November 1st, 2010 at 3:40 pm.

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Happy Birthday Fort Lauderdale!

Happy Birthday Fort Lauderdale!

The City of Fort Lauderdale will turn 100 in 2011! To mark this momentous occasion, the City Commission established a Centennial Celebration Committee. This volunteer committee is in the process of planning events and projects to celebrate Fort Lauderdale’s past, present and future in 2011.


About the Centennial Celebration Committee

Chaired by former Mayor and U.S. Congressman E. Clay Shaw, the Centennial Celebration Committee is comprised of 21 Fort Lauderdale residents with ties to the local business, historical, educational and cultural communities. Committee members will draw on their diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise to plan an inclusive commemoration that appeals to residents, businesses and visitors.

In planning for this momentous historic milestone, the Centennial Celebration Committee has been gathering input from residents, businesses and local organizations to create a celebration that pays tribute to Fort Lauderdale’s past, present and future. The Committee is in the process of finalizing their recommendations to the City Commission for a yearlong celebration of citywide events and activities. The Committee plans to present its final recommendations to the City Commission later this year.

The Centennial Celebration will showcase Fort Lauderdale’s rich cultural heritage through a series of exciting events and educational programs. The Committee is compiling a list of residents that made the most significant contributions to Fort Lauderdale and they are asking for suggestions from the public. The nominees can be from any period of Fort Lauderdale’s history.

Centennial Events

Plan to celebrate the Centennial with us! The City will host several free events throughout the year to commemorate Fort Lauderdale’s 100th Birthday. The City will also partner with local organizations to sanction other events around town. The following is a list of events scheduled to take place during the Centennial celebration, so mark your calendar. To learn how to become a sanctioned event please call (954) 828-4743.


    • December 9 – Unveiling of Official Centennial Poster by Charles Fazzino
    • December 11 – Winterfest Boat Parade
    • December 19 – Christmas Pageant, First Baptist Church
    • December 31 – Centennial Downtown Countdown


    • January 14 – Fort Lauderdale Woman’s Club Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
    • January 15 – Fort Lauderdale Woman’s Club Bubble Que & 100th Birthday Celebration
    • January 28 – First Baptist Church Centennial Breakfast
    • January 30 – Dr. Paul George Intracoastal Waterway Boat Tour
    • March 4 – History Fair
    • March 12 – St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival
    • March 24 – Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast
    • March 26 – Dr. George Bonnet House Tour
    • March 27 – Birthday Party, 100th Anniversary of the incorporation of Fort Lauderdale
    • July 4 – Centennial Fourth of July Celebration on Fort Lauderdale Beach
    • December 31 – Centennial Downtown Countdown

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Posted in Events and Fort Lauderdale by on October 3rd, 2010 at 4:40 pm.

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Glam-A-THON™ Kick off Luncheon & Pink Fire Truck Event | 09.21.10

Lipstick Lounge at the W Fort Lauderdale Hotel | 10.07.10

Queen’s Tea-Tini at Timpano’s Italian Chophouse & Martini Bar | 10.14.10

Glam Weekend at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 | 10.15.10

Glam Doll Strut| 10.16.10

Glam Awards at America’s Backyard | 10.16.10

Rock Star! After Party at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 | 10.16.10

Glam Brunch Pier Top at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 | 10.17.10

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Posted in Breast Cancer and Events and Fort Lauderdale and Fundraisers and Glam-A-THON™ and Networking and QuinnProQuo by on August 24th, 2010 at 10:00 am.

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Riverwalk Mutts and Martinis Yappy Hour

Riverwalk Mutts and Martinis Yappy Hour

Friday, September 10th, 2010
5:30pm to 8pm

Riverwalk Trust hosts ‘The Original’ Riverwalk Mutts and Martinis Yappy Hour, Fort Lauderdale’s largest outdoor, pet-friendly cocktail hour. The goal of the event is to bring together the Downtown community and their favorite four-legged friends for a night of celebration and networking while raising funds for the Riverwalk Trust. The event will be held along the Riverwalk at Briny Riverfront Pub. This is the fifth Riverwalk Mutts and Martinis Yappy Hour, which has raised more than $57,000 for the Riverwalk Trust, a non-profit organization that serves as a catalyst in building and nurturing a vibrant community centered along the New River.

On this fun evening along Fort Lauderdale’s Riverwalk, a $25 donation ($20 prepay online) gives attendees two complimentary drinks, appetizers, live music, silent auction, chances to win raffles and prizes and lots of fun treats and activities for their pets including dog massages, canine contests and doggie ice cream. Dog adoptions will be available courtesy of the Humane Society of Broward County, and a portion of the proceeds from each ticket sold will go towards the Humane Society of Broward County. Tickets may be purchased by clicking here or at the door the evening of the event.

Major event supporters include Larry and Cathy Danielle, Briny Irish Pub, Big 105.9 FM, Premier Beverage, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Go Riverwalk Magazine, South Florida Photo and Inspiri24 Design Studios.

For more information, call (954) 468-1541. RSVP HERE

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Posted in Cocktail Parties and Events and Fort Lauderdale and Fundraisers and Networking and Riverwalk Trust by on August 14th, 2010 at 6:55 pm.

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GClub Happy Hour ~ Planterpalooza II

Motivate | Participate | Activate

Join us Tuesday, September 28th at 6pm  for great networking at Tarpon Bend on Second Street in the Historic District of Downtown Fort Lauderdale.

With the help of LB Class XXVIII, Riverwalk Trust’s GClub successfully installed  25 beautiful potted planters along the Riverwalk Park with BCIP grant funding from the City of Fort Laudersale.  Riverwalk Trust, committed to our Park,  is proud of the efforts by our GClub membership and community that raised over $25,000 and in-kind donations to make this happen.

Let’s celebrate our success!  Join our GClub team to get the latest scoop on our Potted Planter project and Adopt-a-Planter program. Learn about Riverwalk Trust’s newest membership levels!

Your GClub Chairs,
Renée Quinn, Ginny Miller & Bob Dugan
and our Project Coordinator, Genia Duncan Ellis

Our Goal:
The GClub is Riverwalk Trust’s way to promote our work with park enhancements and advocacy. It is also a way to raise funds, apply for grants and obtain matching dollars for continued plans outlined and overseen by the Master Plan & Projects committee. Funds raised by the GClub are dedicated to and administered through the Master Plan and Projects committee for @Riverwalk Programming and other park projects. Riverwalk Trust now has a dedicated team known as “GClubRs” to promote and support our park. We look forward to seeing how we can get everyone involved and be part of this exciting initiative. If you are interested in supporting our mission…join now!

Riverwalk Trust Membership…add GClub!

The GClub at Riverwalk Trust offers three levels of enhanced membership to support our park initiatives:

~ GClub Trustee Membership

~ GClub Supporter Membership

~ GClub 100 Membership

Anyone can join our GClub Membership for a minimum annual contribution of $200, which includes Riverwalk Trust’s signature Riverwalk 100 membership. Existing Riverwalk Supporter members may upgrade to the GClub membership for a $250 annual contribution. We will be hosting monthly GClub Mixers starting spring.

The GClub Trustee Membership is our premier membership level. Riverwalk Trustee level members, Past Riverwalk Trust Chairs and Tribute Honorees received an invitation to join an inaugural group of founding trustee members. For an additional $500 annual contribution, existing Riverwalk Trustee level members will become a GClub Trustee. Joining at an annual $1000 contribution, new members will receive the Riverwalk Trustee level membership benefits in addition to GClub Trustee membership.  Our Trustee mixer will be held at a member’s home in the fall.

Friends of the GClub is our Facebook Initiative (with over 200 friends and counting) to keep everyone up to date on the latest news and accomplishments of The GClub at Riverwalk Trust. Although no membership is required, we encourage donations to support our GClub initiatives.

WE DID IT…Phase one of our Potted Planter project was completed in February 2010. Our inaugural members and sponsors made this idea a reality. Join now and become a Friend of the GClub. You may email us at GClub@GoRiverwalk.com if you have questions or comments.

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Posted in Events and Fort Lauderdale and GClub @Riverwalk Trust and Networking and Riverwalk Trust by on July 31st, 2010 at 10:52 am.

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17th Street Causeway Alliance

QuinnProQuo has joined the 17th Street Causeway Alliance

Our next General Membership meeting will be held Thursday, June 17th and will feature Port Everglades Executive Director Phil Allen, who will present 17th Street Causeway Alliance members and guests with an up-to-date look at what’s going on in the Port and with the security and infrastructure re-development plans being implemented.  It’s an opportunity to learn what’s REALLY going on with our neighbor, Port Everglades, directly from the source and to separate fact from so much of the fiction and inaccurate information going around.

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Posted in Events and Fort Lauderdale by on June 14th, 2010 at 5:10 pm.

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Riverwalk Trust’s Burger Battle is on!

Riverwalk Trust’s Burger Battle Presented by Publix Apron’s Cooking School

Riverwalk Trust will host the first annual Burger Battle on Friday, June 4, 2010 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Riverside Hotel Lawn, 620 E. Las Olas Blvd. The event promises to pit some of Fort Lauderdale’s top restaurants against one another as they show off their creative juices and grilling skills to 500 guests. The goal of the event is to bring together local employees, residents and businesses for a night of burgers, cocktails and fun while raising funds for the Riverwalk Trust.

Guests will enjoy bites from Capital Grille, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Pelican Landing at Pier Sixty-Six Marina, Johnny V Restaurant, Big City Tavern, Council Oak Steaks & Seafood at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Riverside Hotel, Tarpon Bend, Timpano Chophouse & Martini Bar, Ilios at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach, Smith & Jones Bar and Grill, Stop Burgers, China Grill, Lauderdale Grill and Georgie’s Alibi.

A panel of local celebrity judges will give one lucky restaurant the title of “Best Burger in Fort Lauderdale.” Another restaurant will be chosen as the “Fan Favorite” by Burger Battle attendees. BIG 105.9 afternoon drive on-air radio personality Doc Reno will host the event.

For a $30 donation (prepaid online), or $40 at the door, attendees will receive three drink tickets to be used for any Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Jack Daniel’s Lynchburg Lemonade, Budweiser Select or Bud Light Golden Wheat, an array of burger samples from well-known burger restaurants, a vote for their favorite burger and view a local celebrity slider eating contest. Tickets to Riverwalk Trust Burger Battle may be purchased in advance online at www.GoRiverwalk.com or at the door the evening of the event. Tickets are limited. For VIP tables, please call (954) 468-1541 x 201.

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Posted in Events and Fort Lauderdale and Networking by on May 25th, 2010 at 2:10 pm.

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The GClub at Riverwalk Trust


After successfully chairing the Riverwalk Trust from 2004-2006, Renée Quinn decided to develop a legacy project  that would make both a visual and tangible impact on the heart of Fort Lauderdale’s downtown, the Riverwalk Park. By bringing together Riverwalk Trust’s past chairs and Tribute honorees with community leaders and residents, she believed it was possible to tap into years of experience and commitment. “After all, it’s everyone’s responsibility to give back to Fort Lauderdale’s ‘Central Park’ that we call Riverwalk” says Quinn.

In the fall of 2008, Riverwalk Trust announced the launch of their new membership level, The GClub at Riverwalk Trust. Dedicated to the greening of the Riverwalk Park and the creation of a more sustainable, more grounded downtown lifestyle, The GClub will serve as the launch pad for an on-going series of projects.

The inaugural project of the The GClub at Riverwalk Trust is the installation of decorative potted planters throughout the park, spilling over with lush, tropical flowers and trees. A matching grant for $22,500 was secured for the project through the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Business Capital Improvement Program. “The installation of the pots is a way to beautify the Riverwalk and enhance the pedestrian experience of visitors to the park,” said Ginny Miller, Co-Chair of the GClub. Another benefit of the project is serving as a visual cue to the community that there is a vested group caring for the park.

On Saturday, February 13th,  2010, 110 Volunteers including Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler, City Commissioner Bobby DuBose, Genia Duncan Ellis and the CVC – Citizen Volunteer Corps, Leadership Broward Class XXVIII and Riverwalk Trust members completed the planting process in record time. Renée and her team were able to raise over $50,000 from GClub members, supporters and companies: The Riverwalk Trust Board of Directors, Bob Dugan and EDSA, Andrew Lester and The Continental Group, Ginny & Tom Miller with Miller Construction, Joe Marotta with Premier Beverage, Renée Quinn with QuinnProQuo, Genia Duncan Ellis with Ellis Consulting, Ken & Terri Ortner, Pat & Jim Demos, Lee Sheffield, Gary & Monica Correll, Bob & Susan Drinon,  Terry Stiles, and The Huizenga Foundation.

As part of this program, GClub members will also have an opportunity to “Adopt-A-Pot” along Riverwalk Park.  Renée and co-chairs Ginny Miller and Joe Marotta plan to create events for the group that will include membership gatherings, exclusive wine dinners for GClub Trustees and a GClub signature event planned for 2011.

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Posted in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County and Creations and Fort Lauderdale and GClub @Riverwalk Trust and QuinnProQuo and Riverwalk Trust by on April 17th, 2010 at 1:13 pm.

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